Wind Turbine Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wind Turbine Technicians earn an average of $21.21 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,355 - $73,006
$38K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,484
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$16.64 - $26.56
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$27
MEDIAN: $21.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,355 - $73,006  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $9,946  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,153 - $74,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $26.56  
   
Overtime
$23.37 - $39.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$498.33 - $9,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,153 - $74,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Wind turbine technicians identify, inspect, maintain and repair wind turbines to ensure proper quality control exists. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor's employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.
  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Wind Turbine Technicians include Vestas Wind Systems A/S, EDF Energy, Invenergy LLC, NextEra Energy, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE). Vestas Wind Systems A/S leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $52K.

Popular Skills for Wind Turbine Technician


Survey takers who work as Wind Turbine Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Systems Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Systems Troubleshooting.

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Key Stats for Wind Turbine Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

▲35%

▲7%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries



National Average
$51,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%